We really needed a rainbow to brighten up our window! We are tired of looking outside at everything being gray, white, and brown. When we do get a bit of teasing almost spring sunshine it catches in this window rainbow in the most brilliant way!
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Would you believe that we have never crafted with contact paper yet? I started by drawing a rainbow outline on contact paper then taping it to the window.
Our preschooler E told me she would need lots of glue but then I pulled off the backing to reveal that the contact paper was sticky and transparent! She was amazed!
She carefully lined up our transparent counters to fill in the rainbow. If you don't have the counters, you could use tissue paper pieces for the same stained glass effect or colored pompoms for a 3D rainbow!
We put the rainbow high enough that it was out of toddler D's reach so E stood in the kitchen helper to work.
She would occasionally stop to count how many were in each colored row. Never one to miss the opportunity to fit in a bit of math learning I asked her which color she thought might have the most counters.
"The red," she inferred, "because it's the longest."
She was thrilled about the cotton balls for the clouds! This was a fun and motivating fine motor and sensory experience!
I loved watching her concentration as she worked. I thought maybe this project would take a few sessions to complete but she wanted to keep going until the rainbow was finished!
She's so proud of her rainbow! She told me that she's pretty sure a leprechaun will see it and come visit. We love the way it looks when the sun shines through the window!
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